Creamy vanilla custard is perfect when served over a variety of summer berries.
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1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)
2 teaspoons vanilla
Fresh raspberries, strawberries and/or blueberries
Cook whipping cream in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until cream just comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
Combine sugar and cornstarch in bowl.
Stir together sugar mixture and egg yolks with whisk in bowl 3-4 minutes or until mixture is light and creamy. Whisk hot whipping cream gradually into beaten egg yolk mixture. Return mixture to same saucepan; stir in vanilla. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until custard is thickened and coats back of metal spoon. Do not boil. Remove from heat; cool 20-25 minutes.
Serve custard warm or cool over fresh berries.
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This is an amazing, elegant dessert. I tried it out on my family before serving it at a bridal Shower. It is EXACTLY like the Ruth's Chris dessert. Usually I double the vanilla in my baking, but this time I only put 1 tsp (half of what it called for) and it was more than enough. Initially I served it warm - delicious! They licked their bowls! I refrigerated the remainder in a glass bowl and reheated in the microwave the next day to soften it up - again delicious with good consistency. I'd probably reheat it in a saucepan next time, though, to have more control. We served it with a mint leaf on the edge of the dessert cup. So pretty and very delicious! Can't say enough about this easy, awesome recipe!
Love this Love this Love this! I have made this countless of times and everyone loves it. It is simple enough but just remember to be patient and never stop watching. Also I find only using 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla works the best. i find the sugar from the berries are more than a efficient amount of sugar. U can also cook it a little longer over low heat, which makes it a little thicker consistency I have also melted chocolate chips into the custard and added some strawberries..